Kernel32.dll Is not getting fixed RRS feed

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  • Hey guys im trying to fix kernel32.dll error but its not getting fixed, my os is windows vista 32bit.

    Im using a very old laptop made in 50's. Im trying to install a application but it says that Kernell32.dll was not found. I tried These following methods:

    1. Installing all Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable.

    2.Re-Registering all dll files.

    3.Scanned for virus using Malwarebytes and found 700 virus and cleared them all.

    Still Im Suffering with the same problem

    Please help me fix this


    Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:40 AM

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  • Hi  ,

    According to your description, please take the following steps to repair the machine.
    1. Boot from your Windows install disc
    2. Click on Repair your computer and choose Command Prompt when the System Recovery Options box appears
    3. Run the following command:
    SFC /Scannow /OFFBootdir=C:\ /Offwindir=C:\Windows
    Note: please replace C drive with boot volume.

    Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:25 AM
  • Sir Thank You For Replying, But This Method Did Not Work

    It Says This

    Windows (R) Resource Checker Version 6.0 Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Scans the integrity of all protected system files and replaces incorrect version s with correct Microsoft versions. SFC [/SCANNOW] [/VERIFYONLY] [/SCANFILE=<file>] [/VERIFYFILE=<file>] [/OFFWINDIR=<offline windows directory> /OFFBOOTDIR=<offline boot directory> ]

    /SCANNOW Scans integrity of all protected system files and repairs files with problems when possible.

    /VERIFYONLY Scans integrity of all protected system files. No repair operati on is performed.

    /SCANFILE Scans integrity of the referenced file, repairs file if problems are identified. Specify full path <file>

    /VERIFYFILE Verifies the integrity of the file with full path <file>. No repair operation is performed.

    /OFFBOOTDIR For offline repair specify the location of the offline boot dire ctory

    /OFFWINDIR For offline repair specify the location of the offline windows d irectory

    e.g. sfc\SCANNOW sfc /VERIFYFILE=c:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll sfc

    /SCANFILE=d:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll /OFFBOOTDIR=d:\ /OFFWINDI R=d:\windows sfc


    • Edited by __Shubhan__ Friday, July 17, 2020 4:35 AM Grammar Error
    Friday, July 17, 2020 4:28 AM
  • Hi,

    We suggest copy the kernel32.dll from a similar machine or a parallel installed OS(same configuration like language, OS version, Patch).

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    Friday, July 17, 2020 10:09 AM
  • Sir I tried that too but it did not work

    Monday, July 20, 2020 4:28 AM
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    Monday, July 20, 2020 6:02 AM